- The Ethics of Global Vaccine Distribution, Part Three, with Florencia Luna
In the third podcast in a series on the COVID-19 pandemic and the ethics of global vaccine distribution, FLASCO's Dr. Florencia Luna details the situation in Latin America and the difficulties faced by middle income countries. What can COVAX and vaccine-rich nations do differently in the face of this continuing public health crisis? How can all nations make sure the world is better prepared for the next pandemic?
- The Ethics of Global Vaccine Distribution, Part Two, with Ezekiel J. Emanuel
In the second podcast in a series on the COVID-19 pandemic and the ethics of global vaccine distribution, University of Pennsylvania's Ezekiel Emanuel discusses the positives and negatives of the vaccination campaigns led by the Biden administration and COVAX. With many nations still facing public health emergencies, how can the U.S. effectively and ethically use the vaccine as soft power? What about the Chinese and Russian efforts? How have the pharmaceutical companies approached this effort?
- The Ethics of Global Vaccine Distribution, Part One, with Cécile Fabre
As we enter the summer of 2021, some nations are seeing vaccination rates of around 50 percent, effectively ending the imminent threat of COVID-19; others are still facing public health emergencies. In this first podcast in a series on global vaccine distribution, Oxford's Professor Cécile Fabre discusses the ethical underpinnings of some of the policy choices designed to handle this inequity. What are the moral responsibilities of vaccine-rich countries to the rest of the world?
- Revisiting Fractured Globalization in Year 2 of COVID
As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev refelcts on the erosion of international solidarity. As the world adjusts to the realities of COVID-19, how does the concept of "fractured globalization" hold up against post-pandemic developments? "There are fracture points within the international system, but it has not fragmented, and some of these fractures may be repaired (or replaced) as the initial pandemic recedes," he writes.
- Vaccine Diplomacy versus Vaccine Nationalism: Synthesis or Dissonance?
In response to Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev's blog post on "vaccine diplomacy vs. vaccine nationalism" Samuel Owusu-Antwi, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Ghana, asks whether these two ideas can be synthesized to promote the "greater good." Should the U.S. look to "cosmopolitan ethics" to help nations struggling with COVID-19?
- Vaccine Nationalism versus Vaccine Diplomacy
Health security is a fundamental "doorstep" issue in terms of the intersection of domestic and foreign policy. In this blog post, U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev notes that the ethical imperative to share resources has been limited or even suddenly curtailed by nations when it appeared there might be shortages of COVID-19 vaccines or treatments. What are the merits of cosmopolitan humanitarian critiques of vaccine nationalism?
- Global Ethics Review: "Homo Empathicus" & the Pandemic, with Alexander Görlach
As the world still struggles to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior Fellow Alexander Görlach discusses his book "Homo Empathicus," the role of empathy in politics, and China and human rights. How can the Biden administration get American democracy back on the right track? How should democracies respond to China and author autocratic nations?
- Global Ethics Review: COVID-19 & International Relations, Part Two
In this new podcast series, we'll be connecting Carnegie Council's work and current events with our senior fellows, senior staff, and friends of our organization. In this episode, we look back on one year of COVID-19 and its effect on international relations, with clips of events from Spring 2020 and interviews with Nikolas Gvosdev and Joel Rosenthal. After a disastrous response, is the U.S. still considered a leader among its allies? How has the Biden administration fared in its first months?
- Global Ethics Review: COVID-19 & International Relations, Part One
In this new podcast series, we'll be connecting Carnegie Council's work and current events with our senior fellows, senior staff, and friends of our organization. In this episode, we look back on one year of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on international relations, with clips of events from Spring 2020 and interviews with Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev and Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal. Has the pandemic increased cooperation or competition? What's the status of China after this past year?
- Pandemic Ethics: Where Do We Go from Here?
The pandemic has made us all shockingly aware of the way that a highly infectious disease exposes the moral frailties of our social systems. In this virtual event moderated by Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow Wendell Wallach, leading ethicists and historians discuss their work, how it has been affected by the pandemic, and what lessons we may take away from this global crisis.
- AI & Equality Initiative: Algorithmic Bias & the Ethical Implications
In this AI & Equality Initiative podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen speaks with three researchers working with the University of Melbourne's Centre for AI and Digital Ethics about bias in data and algorithms. How can these types of biases have adverse effects on health and employment? What are some legal and ethical tools that can be used to confront these challenges?
- Vaccine Ethics: What Are We Learning from COVID-19?
As the race for COVID–19 vaccines enters its next stage, we are faced with broad ethical challenges, along with specific questions of principle and practice. How should countries and the global community plan for distribution and allocation? What can and should be done to bolster trust in the vaccines? Public health experts Ruth Faden, Nicole Hassoun, Clive Meanwell, and Reed Tuckson discuss these questions and much more in this webinar moderated by Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.
- The Democratic Community: A Path for U.S. Engagement? with Ash Jain
Polling data suggests that the American public is not in favor of isolationism, but wants to adjust the terms of U.S. engagement. In this webinar, the Atlantic Council's Ash Jain and Senior Fellows Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin assess the “democratic community” approach. Will deepening cooperation with an alliance of democracies be the way forward?
- Searching for a Post-Pandemic Order
In this blog post, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on his recent webinar with Ali Wyne of the Atlantic Council. What will the role of the United States be in the "post-pandemic order"? Will the international response to COVID-19, as well as other environmental considerations, lead to a new "affirmative agenda" for U.S. foreign policy?
- The Doorstep: Financial Scandals, Trump vs. Biden, & What To Do About China
Hosted by award-winning professor of journalism Tatiana Serafin, with international relations scholar and Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev, The Doorstep is an innovative international news podcast that invites listeners to recognize that all global news is local in a borderless Internet. The first podcast features a review of under the radar news like the leaked FinCEN files and the second wave of COVID-19 hitting Europe and how these impact American citizens; a look ahead at what to expect from the from the first presidential debate next week; and a discussion of the China-U.S. frenemy relationship and how that might impact U.S. consumers, especially TikTok and WeChat users.
- The Ethics of Non-Cooperation: COVID Vaccine Questions
The search for a COVID-19 vaccine is another example of how the pandemic has increased competition among nations, writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. Will the Trump administration proceed with its "transactional mindset" if the U.S. is the first to develop a vaccine? Will China and Canada be able to work together despite ideological differences?
- Hard Choices on China
The USGE program has opened its second survey on U.S. foreign policy, and this one has an emphasis on assessing the relative ranking of values and support for democracy within the respondent's overall calculus. When it comes to the economic relationship between the U.S. and China, this leads to some tough conversations, writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev.
- Human Security is National Security: After the Event
U.S. Naval War College's Professor Derek S. Reveron took part in a Carnegie Council webinar on human security and national security, moderated by Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. This post follows up on some queries that were posed during the discussion.
- We The People: Democracy in 2020
Mass protests have erupted around the world over the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Carnegie New Leader Rachel Baranowski argues that this moment has created an inflection point that challenges the status quo and pushes for a more inclusive meaning to the phrase "We The People."
- Ethical Dilemmas in Ensuring Human Security
In this blog post, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on his recent "Human Security is National Security in a Time of Pandemic" webinar with Derek Reveron. What are the ethical considerations for policymakers that involve real human security trade-offs?